We recently heard from:
Rex Tien, MSA ’98 recently emailed and shared the following: “I will be graduating from Princeton University next year (2011) with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and two certificates (like minors): one in Bioengineering and one in Robotics. I hope to enter a graduate program in Neural Engineering in order to study brain-computer interfaces and neural prostheses (robotic prosthetic limbs that can be controlled through thought). I certainly wouldn’t be where I am today if Sandy hadn’t sparked my interest in science with her passionate and fascinating presentations of complicated ideas (the Big Bang presentation comes to mind immediately). Subsequently, it was Andrew‘s nurturing nature that allowed my scientific curiosity to flourish, as he encouraged us to design our own experiments, and somehow had a way of not only answering any question I might have, but allowing me to discover the answer for myself. Most of my free time is spent with my a cappella group, the Princeton Tigertones. I was the president of the group last year and with them I have sung all over Europe, the US and the Caribbean and even at Carnegie Hall! Once again, my singing can be traced right back to Montessori’s wonderful choral performances and holiday shows.”
Congratulations to WHMS alumni who have recently graduated from high school:
Marina Assaf will be attending Binghamton University and will be studying Human Development and Pre-Medicine.
Alexa Evans will be going to Wagner College in Staten Island where she will be majoring in nursing.
Caroline Kambrich attends Keene State College in New Hampshire.
Do Montessori students do well in High School?
Five of our 8th grade graduates were enrolled at their local public schools and one student was enrolled at Emma Willard School.
- 100% of the children transitioned very well into the 9th grade.
- 83% of the families feel that their children were very well-prepared for 9th grade, with 17% responding somewhat well-prepared.
- 83% of the parents feel their children are handling the academic load at their schools very well, with 17% responding somewhat well.
All of the students were taking at least one, and up to six, of their core academic courses at an accelerated, honors or advanced-placement level. The average GPA of the WHMS Class of 2009 was a 91, with the GPA’s ranging from 85-98.
Our alumni are participating in the following extracurricular activities: Crew, Girl Scouts, part-time job, soccer, baseball, ski club, rugby, band, field hockey, Emmasaries (Emma Willard ambassador), SOAR (animal protective group), Foreign Student Group, and the student discipline review board.
Please let us know what you’ve been doing since you left Woodland Hill.
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